Evy had her 2nd Bday bash (African time for sure since the girl turned 2 over a month ago) and it was based on her favorite and most often used word: Dudu (bug)! I bought some plastic cockroaches and other bugs in South Africa to use for decorations and games even though Jason nominated that purchase as the most ridiculous item ever bought by me considering we have about 3 huge dead cockroaches on our floor every morning. But (as I justified) you cannot use those to decorate a cake! See....
Thursday, January 26, 2012
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Sunday, January 22, 2012
We have heard that our friends and family in Chicago and Iowa have had some big snow news this past week. Well, us islanders could not be left out! A friend here gave me some of this weird stuff. It is a powder and when you add water it grows and becomes snow! Seriously, looks pretty real. And without the freezing cold or digging out cars from city streets I'd say far superior. We have been learning about weather in Skuli ya Imani and I could not resist showing some island kids what snow is like. They loved it too! I was careful to explain I did not use any witch doctor skills to make it because we learned our lesson with talking Elmo a few years ago. If something is a bit weird people may assume so better to clarify the no witch doctor mojo was used pre-weird stuff. Once everyone understood it was some crazy Wazungu technology we were all good to play in the snow. So here is a few pictures of it snowing on our island....
Saturday, January 21, 2012
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Friday, January 13, 2012
Yesterday was Siku ya Mapinduzi- Revolution Day- the biggest non-religious holiday here. No work and celebrations complete with "fireworks" (we will call them fireworks) started at 12 am and I joined the neighbors screaming and celebrating in the street. In the morning we headed to the beach for some family fun. Check out who was in front of us at the gas station....
Tuesday, January 10, 2012
I started the day at 5:30am with a hospital visit for my friend and ended the day with one for me.
So it has been a while since our last family fabulous-ness night but we were on vaca... what do you want from me? :) We are settling back into the crazy flow around here and since the girls loved the last fab night and we had big plans for more. Miss Anni had an idea for a "flower" themed Fab Fam night a couple months back and we promised that after we returned island-side we would begin the prep. At family meeting this past week there were some tears by one or more members about the impending transitions for our family and we read and discussed the passage where Jesus tells us not to worry. We are more precious then the birds of the air and the flowers of the field! Thus, we had our theme! Very little prep went into this one but it was a great night of eating, crafts, singing, and games. Here are some pics and details in case anyone feels inspired to steal & improve...I am a firm believer in Mama- sharing (plus, full disclosure I swipe most of my good ideas and tailor them for us)!!!